Evaluation and management of vocal cord dysfunction in the athlete

John J. Wilson, Shannon Theis, Erin M. Wilson

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Abstract

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is defined by paradoxical vocal fold closure during inhalation, and rarely upon exhalation. The precise etiology of VCD is unknown; however, a variety of potential causes may include laryngeal hyperresponsiveness, laryngeal irritants, psychogenic causes, and rarely neurologic diseases. VCD can occur in athletes, particularly females, and the sports medicine professional likely is to care for patients with acute respiratory difficulties caused by this condition. Given its complex nature, a multidisciplinary approach to VCD evaluation and management is necessary and results in optimal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Sports Medicine Reports
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Athletes
Exhalation
Sports Medicine
Vocal Cords
Irritants
Nervous System Diseases
Inhalation
Patient Care

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Evaluation and management of vocal cord dysfunction in the athlete. / Wilson, John J.; Theis, Shannon; Wilson, Erin M.

In: Current Sports Medicine Reports, Vol. 8, No. 2, 03.2009, p. 65-70.

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Wilson, John J. ; Theis, Shannon ; Wilson, Erin M. / Evaluation and management of vocal cord dysfunction in the athlete. In: Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2009 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 65-70.
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